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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 01:35 AM
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3. NATO raid kills up to 14 Pakistan troops: Pakistan officials
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 01:35 AM by Turborama
By Shams Momand
YAKKAGHUND, Pakistan | Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:04am EST

(Reuters) - NATO helicopters from Afghanistan intruded into northwest Pakistan and attacked a military check post near the border Saturday, killing up to 14 troops and wounding seven, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The attack comes as relations between the United States and Pakistan, its ally in the war on terror, are already strained following the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces in a secret raid on the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad in May. Pakistan called that raid a flagrant violation of its sovereignty.

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"NATO helicopters carried out an unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on a Pakistani check post in Mohmand agency, casualties have been reported and details are awaited," the (Pakistani military) spokesman told Reuters.

Two intelligence officials in the region said that up to 14 Pakistani troops had been killed and seven wounded in the attack on the Salala check post, about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the Afghan border.

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/26/us-pakistan-n...

(BTW the BBC have updated their headline and story. Also, if you want to update the OP with Reuters' more detailed headline and article, be my guest. :hi: )
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